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Old 23-09-2008, 22:21   #1
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Waquiez Chance 37

Hello everybody! I am new in this community of sailing, and my wife and I are brand new sailors. We've recently purchased a 1971 Waquiez Chance 37. I may not know about sailing yet, but from what I can tell of this boat, it's put together well. Everything about it seems to be overkill. I have searched the internet, and found very little information about this boat, regardless of it's age. I know there were only 95 made, but I was hoping someone would know some information about this boat, or a Waquiez close to it. We are slowly teaching ourselves to sail. And I must tell you, at age 52 I can see doing this the rest of my life. A quick story.....in my 20's I tried to get into sailing but ended up getting married and having children instead. Thirty odd years later, here I am. I look forward to getting know as many people as I can through this forum. I've read a lot of your articles, and seen a lot of photos. It all seems very exciting! I'll figure out how to download photos into this forum and post them. It really is a great looking boat, at least I think so!
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Old 23-09-2008, 22:43   #2
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Aloha Vee,
Welcome aboard! Congratulations on your new boat. I've heard they are pretty great vessels.
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Old 24-09-2008, 04:04   #3
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Greetings, and WELCOME aboard, vee.

The Henri Wauquiez “Chance 37" was designed by Britton Chance; and ( I believe) was built between 1973 and 1977 - not as early as 1971.

Tall Rig - Short Rig:
I = 48.1 - 46.0'
J = 15.1 - 15.1'
P = 43.0 - 41.0'
E = 11.4 - 11.3'
Total SA = 608.26 sq. ft. - 579 sq. ft.

Britton Chance is a Naval Architect and designer of many sailboats including several America's Cup boats. He played a significant role along with Bruce Nelson, Dave Pedrick and SAIC scientists (led by Nils Salvesen and Carl Scragg) in developing the design of "Stars and Strips" for Dennis Connors's 1987 bid for the return of the America Cup to the USA.
Chance is also the designer of many smaller sailboats including the Tartan Pride 270 in 1985.

For more information on Britt Chance and his company contact:

Chance & Co, Inc.
Box 33
37 Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426-1159, USA,
Telephone: +1 860 767 2161
Fax: +1 860 767 2162
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Old 24-09-2008, 08:28   #4
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WELCOME VEE,

Teaching yourself can be a good, or bad thing. Starting out with some bad habits, and not knowing could be the bad. The good is that the learning scale shoots straight up.

I am very thankful I took some lessons months before I bought my first boat. I truly believe they put me in the right direction. BEST WISHES in sorting it all out. It is extremely addicting when everything is going right!
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Welcome! Your boat was a damn good first choice. Every Wauquiez owner I've ever met was extremely satisfied with their vessel. Nice choice. Of course, now if something bad happens you can't blame it on the boat.
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Old 25-03-2009, 12:43   #6
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I just found your post-We, too, purchased a 1971 Wauquiez Chance 37 two years ago. Haven't heard of anyone else though, there's only 95 of them and most are in Europe. Did you ever find their website? http://chance37.free.fr/repertoire.htm

Ours is hull number 5. Their website says they started making them in 1973 but ours is also on record as a 1971. So yours must be early as well. I'd love to talk to you more, where you got it and what shape it was in, etc. Ours needed a rebuild, we spent almost two years rebuilding and now we're cruising. So far she has performed BRILLIANTLY but we still haven't taken her offshore. But it's renowned for bluewater capability. And they still resale in Europe for a lot.

I have archives of our blogs during the rebuild and what we've been doing with her since if you're interested. PM me. I'd love to hear what you've been doing with her since September.
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Henri knew how to build a boat. Ya done good!
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Hi my name is Bob Adams, and my wife is Lydia. Here is my email address: upscope56@yahoo.com I think I've read your blog. There is so much to talk about when it comes to our boats
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And I must tell you, at age 52 I can see doing this the rest of my life. A quick story.....in my 20's I tried to get into sailing but ended up getting married and having children instead. Thirty odd years later, here I am.
Don't feel bad...most people only dream and never taste. Aloha and welcome to the forum.
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hello , I am david merlot , retired of the wauquiez yard boat ! But I believe you saw my name in the chance 37 website !
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hej alla chance ägare.
med sorg i hjärtat säljer ska jag sälja min chance 37.
jag kommer att sakna båten myckert det är den skönaste båt jag seglat.
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hello my name is jimmy and i live in sweden. do you have a chance 37

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Greetings, and WELCOME aboard, vee.

The Henri Wauquiez “Chance 37" was designed by Britton Chance; and ( I believe) was built between 1973 and 1977 - not as early as 1971.

Tall Rig - Short Rig:
I = 48.1 - 46.0'
J = 15.1 - 15.1'
P = 43.0 - 41.0'
E = 11.4 - 11.3'
Total SA = 608.26 sq. ft. - 579 sq. ft.

Britton Chance is a Naval Architect and designer of many sailboats including several America's Cup boats. He played a significant role along with Bruce Nelson, Dave Pedrick and SAIC scientists (led by Nils Salvesen and Carl Scragg) in developing the design of "Stars and Strips" for Dennis Connors's 1987 bid for the return of the America Cup to the USA.
Chance is also the designer of many smaller sailboats including the Tartan Pride 270 in 1985.

For more information on Britt Chance and his company contact:

Chance & Co, Inc.
Box 33
37 Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426-1159, USA,
Telephone: +1 860 767 2161
Fax: +1 860 767 2162
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hej alla chance ägare.
med sorg i hjärtat säljer ska jag sälja min chance 37.
jag kommer att sakna båten myckert det är den skönaste båt jag seglat.
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